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more with a different structure. >> alex seitz-wald, political reporter for msnbc. covering this event. thank you. >> thanks. that does it for us . we'll see you again tomorrow. "first look" is up next. ♪ developing overnight, the death toll from a devastating earthquake in italy has reached nearly 250, as the search for survivors presses on this morning. plus -- >> i've had very strong people come up to me, really great, great people come up to me, and they've said, mr. trump, i love you. but to take a person that's been here for 15 or 20 years and throw them and the family out, it's so tough, mr. trump. i have it all the time. it's a very, very hard thing. >> immigration has been a signature issue for mr. trump. is he now on the verge of a major reversal. tornado outbreak.
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it's a state of emergency in indiana. more severe weather could be on the way. ♪ good to with you on this thursday, august 25th. i'm frances rivera alongside louis burgdorf. this morning 247 people are confirmed in italy. hundreds more are injured and unamount of people are trapped in the rebel. several aftershocks of various strengths have been recorded. they are so far unaware of any u.s. citizens among the dead and the wounded. president obama called the italian prime minister to offer any assistance needed and condolences. entire sections of the ancient city of amatrice.
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thousands of rescuers are on the scene using search dogs, heavy equipment and their bare hands. one uplifting moment. watch this as rescuers pulled that 10-year-old girl alive from the rubble. the onlookers cheered as she was whisked a. an attack on american afghanistan left 13 people dead, says the local police chief. dozens more injured in kabul. comprised of mostly american faculty and afghan students. comes just two weeks after students were kidnapped. no militant group has yet taken responsibility for the attack. joining us now, msnbc foreign correspondent, amen. we understand this morning that two gunmen have been killed. >> yeah, louis.
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this was being described as a complex attack that involved multiple stages. lasting close to ten hours. it began when a car bomb detonated outside one of the gates near the university. the university also sits adjacent to a school for the blind. so it seems that the explosion took place in a gate adjacent to those two schools, killing security grd forces that were stationed outside to protect the university compound. at that point, two gunmen entered the grounds of the university and began shooting indiscriminately, going from building to building. as you mentioned, u.s. security advisers were on the ground helping the afghan forces. they responded in the or deal that lasted for several hours. a shootout ensued ultimately killing those two gunmen. there's been no claim of responsibility yet for this attack. obviously among the players that could have carried this out, the taliban, which obviously operates in large parts of the country, but more recently isis which has gained a foothold in
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afghanistan and has known to wanting to carry out substantial, significant attacks. for the time being, strong condemnation coming from afghan and u.s. security situation in kabul remains very pearl louse right now. louis? >> very scary situation. thank you so much for your time. and turkish troops, american war planes and syrian rebels joined forces yesterday in a major cross border assault into northern syria by isis. they seized the town. islamic state's last foothold on the turkish border and said they encountered little resistance as they moved into the heart of the town. vice president joe biden arrived in ankara with meetings with erdogan. it comes at a sensitive time in
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relations between the two countries in a wake of the coup attempt that calls for an i man from pennsylvania. after 50 years of fighting, kwlom bee ya's president is hailing this agreement as an opportunity to turn the page on decades of political violation. it's been one of the world's longest running conflicts, claiming the lives of more than 220,000 victims and forcing more than 5 million people from their homes. the two sides reached the peace accord in havana, cuba. the fark rebel group will turn in their weapons and join the legal political process. president obama spoke to colombia's president over the phone to congratulate him on finalizing the peace agreement details. republican nominee donald trump seems to be on the edge of
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changing his position on one of his signature issues, that's immigration, in a forrum that aired on fox news last night, trump backed away from his insistence that all undocumented immigrants lead the country or be deported. >> have someone who has done a great job, been in the country for 20 years -- >> okay. do we take him and the family. him or her or whatever and send them out and they're gone? or, when somebody really has shown -- it's called the merit system other than they did break the law in the first place, okay? do we throw them out or do we work with them? >> how many say -- >> number one, work with them. >> number one, throw out. number two, work with them. number one. >> number two. >> number two. >> look, this is like a poll. there's thousands of people in this room. >> you're saying that if
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somebody can prove that they've been here, proven to be a citizen, here is the big question, though. >> go ahead. >> no citizenship. >> let me go a step further, they'll pay back taxes. they have to pay taxes. there's no amnesty as such. there's no amnesty. >> right. >> but we work with them. we are going to come out with a decision very soon. the bad guys are out of here. now, that one we agree on. but everyone where i go, i get the same reaction. they want toughness. they want firmness. they want to obey the law, but, but they feel that throwing them out as a whole family when they've been here for a long time, it's a tough thing. they do feel that. >> many noted how trump's call for a path to legal status and payment of penalties brings him closer to the positions of jeb bush and marco rubio whom he
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criticized for supporting, quote, amnesty. >> trump used his deep south visit to draw parallels between his campaign and the united kingdom's vote to leave the european union. he trotted out nigel fa raj who led the uk independence party as it spearheaded the brexit vote, but trump continued his push to plant a wedge between clinton and minority voters. in boldest terms yet to which clinton responded. >> it's time to give the democrats some competition for african-american votes and for hispanic votes. hillary clinton is bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future. >> donald trump has shown us who he is and we ought to believe
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him. he is taking a hate movement mainstream. he's brought it into his campaign. he's spribringing it to our communities and countries. someone who questioned the citizenship of the first african-american president who courted white supremacists, who's been sued for housing discrimination against communities of color, who's attacked a judge for his mexican heritage and promised a mass deportation force is someone who is very much peddling bigotry and creds you and paranoia. >> hillary clinton says she will have more to say about donald trump's embrace of at right in a speech in rio, nevada. >> chelsea clinton is planning to stay on board of her family's foundation even if her mother is elected president. a spokesperson told "the wall street journal" that she will keep her position with the organization if her mother wins
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the election in november. early reports suggested chelsea would step down if that happened. the journal adds that the foundation is also considering exceptions to its plan to stop accepting corporate and foreign donations like allowing the clinton's health access initiative to accept that kind of money. meanwhile, donald trump and rudy giuliani kept up their tacks while the clintons responded, public office for personal gain. >> hillary clinton ran the state department like a failed leader in a third world country. that's what it's run. it's run like a third world country. she sold favors and access in exchange for cash. she sold it. she sold favors. she sold access. wait until you see when it's revealed all of those people -- now it looks like it's 50% of the people that saw her, had to make contributions to the clinton foundation.
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wait until you see ultimately what she did for all of those people. >> when the history of our day is written, the scandal you are watching unfold is going to be like the teapot dome scandal was in the 1920s and maybe bigger. it's going to be bigger than watergate. nixon had to leave office and he did a lot of bad things, but it wasn't raking in millions and millions of dollars through a phony charity. >> what trump has said is ridiculous. my work as secretary of state was not influenced by any outside forces. i made policy decisions based on what i thought was right to keep americans safe and protect the u.s. interests abroad. no wild, political attack by donald trump is going to change that. and, in fact, the state
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department has said itself that there is no evidence of any kind of impropryty at all. >> and i made it clear that if she becomes president, we'll have to do more than we did when she was secretary of state because if you make a mistake, there's always appeal to the white house if you're secretary of state. if you're president, you can't. but we're going to transition all these responsibilities that would require foreign or corp. ra rat donations dh i won't accept and i won't raise money for the foundation if she wins and i'm happy to do the transition as quickly as we can. still ahead, another incident involving the u.s. navy and iran. plus, the latest out of ininn where a series of tornados swept through parts of state yesterday. mike pence changing up his schedule to survey that damage today and the severe weather isn't over in other parts of the
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the death toll is now at 248 in central italy's earthquake. lucy, we know that thousands of rescuers are there on hand for those people unburying the rubble. they don't know how many people even yugz their bare hands how to try to find them. >> reporter: it's a really devastating morning, frances. day two of the search and rescue operation. that death toll rising dramatically as rescue workers pull more and more bodies from the rubble. it's incredibly dangerous and difficult operation. if you can see behind me, the remains of one of the homes, one of the buildings that was standing here on the street completely turned into a mountain of rocks and sand by that devastating earthquake. a firefighter telling us those rescue operations are growing
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increasingly more dangerous as they dig through the rubble, the structures can risk. the ground is also unstable and there's also the aftershocks, more than 460 of them since this quake struck at 3:36 local time on wednesday. but the priority right here in amatrice is the essentials, figure out who is dead. figure out who is alive and figure out who is still i missing. try to get to them before it's too late. there's been a lot of families on vacation here. lot of school children taking breaks before they return of school. that's why the death toll and the victim toll includes so many children, but the priority again is try to get to any people who might still be buried beneath the rubble to make sure they're alive and okay and get them the help they need. afterwards, tough questions for italian authorities about why the buildings here haven't been re-enforced. it's a known earthquake fault line. >> really astonishing to see the buildings demolished from above.
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want to bring in bill karins who is also -- tornadoes and storms around the corner, but are we on the end of tornado season right about now? >> it's not often that we're really surprised, but this was a surprise in indiana yesterday. it was not well predicted by anyone in the country and once it started forming we knew it. by then it was too late. these were some big tornadoes. it's amazing the timing of people getting out of school, shift workers in the late afternoon that we did not have any fatalities. that was the starbucks that just completely collapsed. some people were trapped. they got out. some of these tornadoes were ef-3. look at the size of some of these tornadoes. that's incredible right there. you know, again, we had about 42 reported tornadoes in indiana and ohio and we still have about,000s of people without power and lot of leanup. look at that debris blowing around there. couple mobile homes blowing to pieces. so for today, again, we're not expecting a lot of tornadoes.
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we weren't yesterday morning either. that's why you have to pay attention if you're in a little bit of a risk area. northern indiana, couple storms near chicago and rain. down around oklahoma, this is where the frontal boundary is lining up. that's why we'll see slight chance of severe weather. it's a slight risk. it goes from slight to moderate to high. yesterday we weren't in the slight risk yesterday. we were in the green marginal risk in areas of indiana and ohio. it's treemly rare to have a tornado outbreak, one of the biggest of the years. we'll go through studies and figure out what happened and what went wrong and try to learn from it. 7 million people at risk for severe weather. joplin and wichita also chance for risk of severe storms. this will be a problem over the upcoming weekend. i'll have more in the next half hour. back to you, louis. >> bill, you have indiana governor and republican vice presidential candidate mike pence going to indiana after the
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campaign trail to survey some of that damage. luckily no reports of anyone dead or injured, which is remarkable. let's turn now overseas here. the u.s. military is accusing iran of harassing one of its warships in international waters. this is a video released by the u.s. navy, four boats approaching the boat at high speeds and two of the iranian vessels came within 300 yards of the destroyer which attempted to reach the boats via radio a dozen times but not no response. the official described it as, quote, unsafe and unprofessional. still ahead, on the verge of retirement, boston rox star david ortiz just made history. plus, hope solo gets suspended after u.s. soccer calls some of her recent comments out of bounds. we're back in a moment.
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♪ welcome back. time now for sports where one olympian is paying the price after some choice words. u.s. soccer has suspended goalkeeper hope solo for six months from the women's national team and terminated her contract after what she said after the u.s. was eliminated by sweden in a penalty shootout at the rio games. the 35-year-old soccer star called the winning swedish team, quote, a bunch of cowards. those comments u.s. soccer officials said, quote, were
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unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our national team players. this is the second time solo has been suspended by the u.s. soccer. the suspension is effective immediately. and now, while one olympian is facing the music, another still being honored. u.s. swimmer katie ledecky was invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before washington took on the orioles. she made sure not to forget her bling at home, showing up with all five of her recently acquired medals. ledecky had her favorite nationals player bryce harper keep them safe while she delivered the pitch and looks like ledecky can do it. her toss was right on the mark there. i expect nothing else. turning to the nfl, where san diego chargers in their first round pick remain at an impasse. they have pulled their offer to joey bosa after he declined to accept the best offer. when bow sa will receive
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payments on his signing bonus and whether offset language will be included in his contract. the number three overall pick from ohio state is the only nfl draft pick still unsigned. now let's get to some mlb highlights. in cincinnati, rangers/a's. yu darvish goes yard. the first of his career and only the second ever by a rangers pitcher out in center field during the top of last night's fifth inning. darvish in the 14th plate appearance becomes the first japanese-born pitcher to homer for an american league team. and yet we showed you cincinnati center fielder billy hamilton covering a lot of ground to make this diving catch against the rangers on tuesday night. well, hamilton did it again last night, racing for a diving grab to take a hit away from mitchmore land and close out the 4th inning. the rangers go on to beat the reds, 6-5. hamilton must be eating his wheatties or something.
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40-year-old rox david ortiz slugged his 40th home run of the season against the rays last night. a two-run dinger out into right field. ortiz, is now the oldest player in mlb history to hit 40 home runs in a season. the rays kevin keer mire reaches and gets on to first. there's an ere ro there to allow the winning runs to cross home plate and tampa walks off with the 4-3 win. i'm sure that hurt for big papi there. but what a game going to extra innings. >> that's really tough. it's his last season. rox nation is going to miss him when he's gone. >> definitely. still ahead, donald trump opens up a new line of attack on hillary clinton, seeming to mock her melt. more documents from the wikileaks on the way? if so, could it reshape the election? keep it right here.
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♪ and at the end of four years, i guarantee you that i will get over 95% of the african-american vote. >> yes! 95%. now to put that into perspective, in 2012, barack obama got only 93%. [ laughter ] -- >> of the african-american vote and obama could have done slightly better than if instead
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of hope your blife is garbage, roll the dice. >> he called hillary clinton a, quote, bigot. we'll have her response. more to come, wikileaks nearly rocked the dnc after releasing damaging e-mails sent among democrats. now the founder is going to release significant e-mail exchange from the clinton campaign. a search for survivors continues as the death toll rises in italy. ♪ good morning. it's thursday, august 25th, i'm louis burring dor f alongside francesry vary ya. >> at least 247 people are dead in italy, hundreds more injured
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and unknown amount are still trapped in the rubble. so far more than 450 aftershocks have been recorded. parts of the town of amatrice have been levelled and now it looks more like a construction site than an ancient city. a police officer tells nbc news that at least 50 people were killed in that city alone. thousands of rescuers are on the scene using heavy equipment, search dogs and even their bare hands to locate survivors. joining us now from amatrice italy is lisa kaf november. this is another tough day for them. >> reporter: an incredibly difficult day and made much worse by the fact we're still experiencing aftershocks, more than 450 of them since this quake hit. the structures are not sound. you can see the pile of rubble behind me, a home that was once standing. the only thing left is a gate. as they dig through that, those materials can shift and that makes it very difficult for the rescue workers. they are trying to get to any people that might still be
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trapped beneath the ground. one rescue worker said 90% at this point are still bodies. another big issue is, of course, the homeless. thousands of people have lost their lives. their livelihoods and their homes. they've been sheltered in temporary tents in the surrounding areas. this will be a major operation for italian officials to figure out how to get help to them quickly. how to get blankets, much-needed supplies. it's very cold at night in the mountainous region and what they'll do in the long term. you can see the construction behind me, that is what most of this town looks like and that means that folks here are not going to be able to come home any time soon. but again, at this point, there is still hope that people will be found alive. there's rescue dogs, rescue operators. they are taking great risks to try to rescue anyone who might still be trapped beneath. guys? >> the hope of a rescue of a 10-year-old girl pulled 17 hours after the initial quake. there are those uplifting
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stories out there. thank you. up to date on the latest from afghanistan now, an attack on american university in kabul left 13 people dead. says a local police chief and also dozens more injured. the attack on the university comprised mostly of american faculty and afghan students comes just two weeks after two staff members, american and australian were kidnapped. the pentagon said yesterday u.s. military advisers are on the ground with afghan security forces at the university. no militant group has yet taken responsibility for the attack. joining me now is amen. as we look at this, this morning the state department said this attack on the university is the attack on the future of afghanistan. factor in president obama that hi is pushing back his plan to withdraw u.s. troops. >> it's an indication of how this security situation continues to worsen. the obama administration in 2014 announced it wanted to begin to withdraw its forces and declared the end of major combat
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operations in afghanistan. the hope was to try to reduce the thousands of u.s. soldiers there. they wanted to get that number to about 5,000 or so, 4,500 by the end of 2016. that is not going to happen. the new real city that u.s. will keep about 9,000 soldiers through this year and certainly through the beginning of the next administration. it is going to be a challenge for whoever comes into office in january of 2017 to deal with that, but a big part of that has to deal with the resurgence of the taliban. they have taken over big parts of the country. several districts are now in the control of the taliban. this as afghan national forces the army and security forces continue to struggle with security, even in the capital in the wake of this attack that we're talking about, the american university attack. there have been other incidents in recent weeks and months. just several weeks ago several, almost 15, i believe, afghan security forces were killed in a brazen attack there also near
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the u.s. embassy compound near kabul. all of these small indicators that the security situation continues to worsen in afghanistan. that continues to fuel along with the syrian conflict the refugee crisis that is unfolding in europe. >> talk about the symbolism here, this attack on american universities since it really representing the future americans were hoping for afghans, particularly more of a hit. >> this attack is a symbolic attack. it's one that's targeting western values, western education. the american university in afghanistan is the only co-ed university in that country. it is a country -- it is a university that has been established obviously with american values and the american education system. it bares the name american university, it is highly symbolic for the taliban or isis to go after it, not just because of the fact that it has western interests or western values attached it to, but also the fact that it is in contra vengs
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to some of the values that taliban holds dear. no co-ed education and no education for women. so it was a highly symbolic target against education, against western sbess in that country and one that is meant to send a message. >> thank you so much for the perspective. frances, let's turn now to politic. donald trump brought his campaign to jackson, mississippi, last night in a rally and fund raising trip that reportedly netted $1.2 million. trump used his deep south visit to draw parallels between his campaign and the united kingdoms vote to leave the european union. he trotted out nigel farage who led the uk independence party as it spearheaded the brexit vote. but trump continued his push to plant a wedge between clinton and minority voters in boldest terms yet, to which clinton responded -- >> it's time to give the democrats some competition for african-american votes and for
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hispanic votes. hillary clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future. >> donald trump has shown us who he is and we ought to believe him. he is taking a hate movement mainstream. he's brought it into his campaign. he's bringing it to our communities and our countries. someone who has questioned the citizenship of the first african-american president, who has courted white supremacists, who has been sued for housing discrimination against communities of color, who has attacked a judge for his mexican heritage and promised a mass deportation force is someone who is very much peddling bigotry
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and creduous and paranoia. >> clinton says she will have more to say about donald trump's embrace of the so-called at-right in a speech today innee jo reno, nevada. last night we saw donald trump saying in the heat of the debate he hasn't always chosen the right words or in some cases said the wrong thing. last night he was pressed by a reporter from our affiliate wfla to get more specific. >> you said that in the past couple weeks, hey, you may have said some things that were wrong. can you say specifically about what those things are? >> no, i don't want to talk about that. i think that every once in a while i could make statements maybe a little differently. lot of people like my statements. frankly, lot of people say don't say that. we love your statements. i'm a very honest person. i'm an honorable person. but if i soften things up in terms of statements made that would be okay. yesterday while invoking hillary clinton's e-mail server, donald trump added a new twist, apparent dig at her health.
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>> hillary clinton created an illegal private e-mail server, deliberately, willfully and with total premedication. premeditation. could be the first word was right, actually. you know, i might like the first way better. premedication. premedication. i think i like it. wow. all right. premeditation. i love that. >> and after releasing a trove of democratic national committee e-mails that cyber security experts believe were obtained by russian intelligence, wikileaks founder julian assange is promising more significant revelations about the democratic nominee are still to come. >> when can we expect this
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information? >> well, we're working around the clock. we have received quite a lot of material. >> are we going to see it before the november 8th election? >> yes, absolutely. i mean, in the case of the dnc leaks, for example, we pushed as fast as we could to try to get it in before the democratic nomination conference because obviously people have a right to understand who it is that they're nominating. >> hillary clinton did her first national interview in almost a month last night and with 265 days since her last formal news conference, the democratic nominee would not commit to holding another one any time soon. while donald trump slammed clinton for her apparent strategy of running out the clock. >> you haven't done a press conference in more than 260 days in terms of your public appearances, media strategy, politico reports that your allies believe that keeping a relatively low profile you can
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run out the focus on trump, keeping the focus on trump. how do you respond to that? will you give a press conference? >> anderson, i'm talking to you right now, and i've given way in excess of 300 interviews this year. so i'm going to continue talking with the press and answering questions. >> why not give a press conference with a lot of different reporters? >> well, you know, i have a lot that i have been sharing with the press, talking to the press as i'm doing with you right now. so, stay tuned. there will be a lot of different opportunities for me to talk to the press as well as continuing to talk to the american public. >> hillary clinton doesn't do speeches. she doesn't do press conferences. it's been almost 300 days. she doesn't do rallies of consequence. she doesn't do all this kind of stuff where you have all these sorts of people. she's failed at filling the arenas.
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you look at her events, they should show her arenas. they never show our arenas packed. the only people enthusiastic about her campaign are hollywood celebrities, in many cases celebrities that aren't very hot anymore, and wall street donors special interests, lobbyists, et cetera. >> donald trump responding to hillary clinton and 265 days since her last official press conference. still ahead, tornadoes ripped through central indiana and across the state line into parts of ohio were reeking havoc on buildings and knocking out power to thousands and the worst part, forecasters never saw it coming. we'll talk to bill karins about that and the 8 million people at risk for severe weather today. plus, hillary clinton's tweets about the price hike of a life saving epipen and it's enough to move markets. there's also a capitol hill connection to the drug company's ceo. that's all coming up. i work 'round the clock.
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♪ welcome back. how about those tornados that ripped through indiana and ohio last night? bill karins is here with me. you say forecasters including yourself you were caught off guard by this thing. look at this thing, this is amazing video. >> i can't remember in my career going back 20 years now a tornado outbreak of this magnitude that 12 hours in advance did not look like it was going to happen at all, let alone one of the worst tornado outbreaks of the season. the elements came together and one of the facts is that right now about 95% accuracy is where we are on day one forecasts. the day of, for today, if i give you a forecast, it would be 95% accurate. that still leaves that 5%. this is one of those cases where -- our computer models and the information we get are only as good as the information we put into them and obviously the information that was put into
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them was not accurate enough or sampled enough to give us the outcam that happened over indiana. thankfully we are prepared once these happens, everyone was well aware of the storms once they formed then they had plenty of time to get out of the way of them. which is one of the reasons why we didn't have any fatalities and had very few injuries with tornadoes that were this strong. thankfully today we do not expect a lot of tornados today, one or two, areas that have the potential are from oklahoma, kansas, missouri and also once again a portion of indiana and ohio with the watch later on this afternoon. of course, we're still watching what's going on with the tropics. saw very heavy rain through san juan and puerto rico. haiti and dominican republican get a lot of high rain and mudslide problems out there in the high terrain. we'll watch that today. as far as the system goes, 80% chance of development over the
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next five days. if it does develop, most likely it won't occur probably until saturday. that's when it will be close toast the bahamas. none of the computers have this being devastating for florida. bit of good news for florida. we won't give up on this, it's still three days away and over a lot of warm water, but it's looking better. as we go to break a quick look at some of the stories we're not coffering today. ferrell williams, robin thick and t.i. are filing case they lost in court. that's a story we're not covering. and in scotland, a penguin has been honored with the title of brigadier. norwegian soldiers visited the zoo and got a full inspection from the king penguin. we don't have time for that one. >> march of the penguins. >> a federal judge tossed out a lawsuit on starbucks for putting too much ice in the drinks. just ask for less ice, people.
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the growing outrage over the skyrocketing price of the allergy shot epi pen has shifted into the political realm. hillary clinton tweeted epipens can be the difference between life and death. there's no justification for these price hikes.
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shares fell more than 5% yesterday following that tweet. the anger comes as we learn more about the company's ceo and her own political ties. nbc's tom costello brings us more. >> reporter: hey, frances, good morning. the ceo of mylan pharmaceuticals is heather bresh. herral compensation has skyrocketed. while the price has gone from $90 to $600 in ten years. perhaps because it involves the epipen used most commonly to save children having allergic reactions, the company is growing fast. they charged pharmacies $890 for an epipen two pack. in 2010, $150. then 300, 400, 500 and now with a near monopoly, $608. now bipartisan outrage. >> this price gouging is morally bankrupt. >> reporter: this week, mylan
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told nbc news the price rang better reflects important product features and the value the product provides. the ceo of mylan is heather bresh. as the price for the epipenrose, so did her total compensation going from $2.4 million to nearly $19 million. she is the daughter of west virginia senator joe man chin. when manchin was governor, she received an mba from west virginia university, later rescinded. when investigators determine ld she had not finished the course work. she relocated mylan's headquarters to the netherlands where the tax rate is lower. >> pharmaceutical companies often try to portray themselves as the inventors of life-saving medication often do real damage to their reputation by being greedy. and jacking up prices. >> mylan raised prices on other drugs as well, some by 4 to
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500%. now several members of congress are calling for an ftc investigation into price gouging. they are declining to comment but it does say it is constantly scrutinizing all drug market competition, frances? >> tom, thank you. to the hospitals that treated dozens hurt in the pulse nightclub shooting in orlando are looking to provide the victims with some financial relief. the parent companies of florida hospital and orlando regional medical center both say the victims won't have to pay for their medical care. orlando regional which treated majority of the 53 injured says it will work to recoup the costs which it estimates could top $5 million by using resources like insurance plans and victims funds set up by the city. bill clinton made unannounced visit to the site of the mass shooting yesterday. clinton had, quote, stopped at pulse to pay his respects to those lost. their friends, families and the entire lgbtq community. up next a check on the day
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before we hand things over to "morning joe" we want to get you up to speed on the stories happening today. a court hearing is set for volkswagen's settlement. among the points they agreed to, offer to buy back the up to 475,000 affected vehicles. they are also expected to give an update on its plan to fix the vehicles at today's hearing. on the campaign trail, hillary clinton returns to the trail this afternoon. set to give a speech in rio, nevada to call out trump's embrace of the alt-right. he meets with members of hispanic and black groups at trump tower today and holds a rally in manchester this afternoon. mike pence returns to his home state of indiana to tour the damage from those tornados that ripped through the state yesterday. and now you are up to speed. that does it for us on this thursday. thanks for being with us.
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i'm frances rivera alongside louis burgdorf. "morning joe" people of color os votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future. >> it reminds me of that great saying that maya angelou said when someone shows you who you are the first time, believe them. donald trump has shown us who he is and we ought to believe him. it is thursday, august 25th, welcome to "morning joe." how is everyone doing? we have mike barnicle. >> legendary. >> legendary. >> now they say it. >> veteran does not replace legendary. >>

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